"Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities."Dr. Maria Montessori
Dr Maria Montessori, physician, anthropologist and pedagogue, studied children of all racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds for over fifty years. Her intense scientific observation of the human being from birth to maturity allowed her to distill a body of philosophical, psychological and pedagogical principles. These, together with a vast range of auto-didactic materials, came to be known as the Montessori Method of Education.
Montessori education is a comprehensive and continuous response to the vital exigencies of the total human being, adapted to each stage of development.
Key aspects of the Montessori Approach include the Prepared Environment and the role of the Montessori Educator.
Montessori environments are offered from birth to adulthood:
Assistants to Infancy (0-3)
Casa dei Bambini (3-6)